Editor’s pickDOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to kick off soon
From 26 to 28 March 2019, the floor covering industry will meet again in Shanghai to see the newest products and innovations in the world of flooring at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR. This year's show has attracted over 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries spread out in 15 exhibition halls covering a total gross exhibition area of 175,000 square metres.
A focus on trending topics
InnovAction will hold its 7th edition in 2019 covering new products from 18 companies which will compete to win one of the 2019 Best Products Awards. The other professional forums at the show include events such as the World Flooring Forum, Luxury Brands Carpet Show, Chinese Original Carpet Design Show and MaterialDistrict.
One day before the official opening of its 21st edition, the organisers of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR along with China National Forestry Industry Association will be hosting the international Wood Flooring Forum 2019. The Forum will give wood flooring manufacturers, buyers and associations an overview of the opportunities and obstacles in the international wood flooring market addressing topics such as legal, trade and environmental issues affecting the flooring industry.
International quality buyers
The dedicated international buyer delegations underline the show's international importance in the global flooring industry. An Australian delegation will be hosted for the second time; a hosted buyer programme for wood and bamboo flooring will bring professionals from all around the world to conduct B2B meetings with exhibiting manufacturers.
An international crew of 20 flooring buyers will also be visiting the carpet and wood halls, on a tour co-organised by Treniq international interiors network.
Wood Flooring - (Halls E1-E4)
The wood flooring sector will present the latest innovations in solid wood, engineered wood, laminate, cork, bamboo, and WPC flooring. International companies like Swiss Krono, Classen, Kaindl, Faus, Parador, Alsapan, Balterio, Berry Alloc, Quickstep, Granorte, Home Legend are gathering in Halls E1 and E3 to expand their business in Asia Pacific.
At the same time, Nature, the famous domestic wood flooring brand, returns to the Shanghai show. Last but not least, the solid wood heating flooring pavilion will have famous brands such as Teclic, Bloor, Yanni, Jinyi, Linchang, Minghe, Nuogao, Moganshan, and Jinxiang in its premiere appearance.
Carpet - (Halls W1-W5)
The country pavilions from Iran, Turkey and India will be returning to the show with a significantly increased space. In addition, the Afghanistan pavilion outstandingly expands from 171 to 355 square metres. Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands are also coming back to the show to present a large variety of products including (but not limited to) machine-made carpets and rugs.
Resilient Flooring - (Halls E6-E7/N3-N5)
In 2019, the resilient sector is expanding to a total of 5 Halls with famous international brands like Gerflor, Armstrong and LG Hausys returning to the show. The SPC flooring market continues to grow with even more attending exhibitors compared to last year's show.
Another highlight of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR will be E7, specifically created for sports flooring presenting all kinds of new products. WPC indoor and outdoor flooring has become another new trend in resilient flooring.
FLOORTECH asia - (Halls E5-E6)
The FLOORTECH asia display area has more than doubled in size and will occupy over 21,000 square meters across two exhibition halls this year. In Hall E5 specifically, domestic companies such as Qingsu, Zhisheng Machinery and JWELL will be launching their newes